Les Murray

Paul Kane reviews 'The Poetry of Les Murray' edited by Laurie Hergenhan and Bruce Clunies Ross, 'Les Murray' by Steven Matthews, and 'Poems the Size of Photographs' by Les Murray

Paul Kane
03 June 2019

You might expect a book of eighty-eight new poems by Les Murray to be sizeable (most of his recent single volumes run to about sixty poems each). But Poems the Size of Photographs More

Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Collected Poems' by Les Murray

Peter Goldsworthy
26 November 2018

A seven-hundred-page Collected Poems? The cover photograph of the Big Bloke himself is an embodiment of what’s inside in all its sprawling abundance. As is his surname, which can’t hel More

'Waiting for the Past' by Les Murray

Stephen Edgar
27 April 2015
My first reaction on picking up Les Murray’s new collection, Waiting for the Past, was to note how handsomely produced it is ... More

'A Denizen', a new poem by Les Murray

Les Murray
03 March 2013

The octopus is dead
who lived in Wylies Baths
below the circus balustrade
and the chocked sea tiles.


Anthony Lynch reviews 'The Quadrant Book of Poetry' edited by Les Murray

Anthony Lynch
22 May 2012

In his polemical Introduction, Les Murray notes that Quadrant was founded sixty years ago by poet James McAuley, the ‘stern formalist’ who ensured that poetry occupied a promi More

John Ross (ed.): The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing

Susan K. Martin
27 February 2012

Afternoon tea

Susan K. Martin


The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing
edited by John Ross
Viking, $32.95 pb, 356 pp, 9780670076413


Twinings has recently introduced a new tea flavour called ‘Australian Afternoon Tea’. On the box is an image ... More